Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Urges the United States to immediately cancel the US leader’s meeting with the Dalai Lama

People’s Daily, February 21, according to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said today that US President Barack Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama. The Chinese side is seriously concerned and has made solemn representations to the US and urged the US to cancel immediately. The US leaders met with the Dalai Lama. The relevant content is as follows:

Q: It is reported that US President Barack Obama will meet informally with the Dalai Lama in the White House. What is China’s comment?

A: We are seriously concerned about this and have made solemn representations to the US. It must be pointed out that Tibet affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and no foreign country has the right to interfere. The Dalai Lama is a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the banner of religion. The US arrangement of leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama will be a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, a serious violation of the norms of international relations, and will seriously damage Sino-US relations. The Chinese side is firmly opposed to this. We urge the US to take seriously China’s concerns and immediately abolish the US leaders’ meeting with the Dalai Lama and not to facilitate the Dalai Lama’s anti-China separatist activities in the United States.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang

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